Determinants of Non-Adherence to Anti-Retroviral Therapy in HIV/AIDS Patients of HIV Centre Jinnah Hospital



Introduction: Human immunodeficiency virus is very harmful to human’s immune system. This virus can further cause specific contaminations and tumors in humans. The HIV-contaminated populace is at a higher danger of AIDS-characterizing tumors, for example, Kaposi sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cervical malignant growth. Since the coming of exceptionally dynamic antiretroviral treatment (HAART) in 1996, the endurance of HIV-tainted populace in the United States has expanded significantly (Shiels et al., 2011).Methods: A descriptive study conducted at HIV centre Jinnah Hospital Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore. Data was collected through questionnaire from patients of HIV clinic. Data was analysed by SPSS version 21.0, frequency, percentage and standard deviation was found with statistics of pie charts and histogram.Results: From one hundred participants 100(100%) shows forgetfulness , 29(29%) shows missing appointments, 33(33%) shows run out of medication, 11(11%) shows depression, anger, despair. 78(78%) don’t think that ART helps ,only 4(4%) shows side effects of ART and 1(1%) shows other reason for non-adherence. Conclusions:  The outcomes gave basic and valuable data that will help in decreasing the factors that are causing non-adherence to ART.

Keywords: Antiretroviral therapy, Adherence, Determinants, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/101-05

Publication date:June 30th 2022

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